The song I picked for May, is "Faith". I know MOST of you did NOT pick this song, but I think this idea could work for many songs. This song worked particularly well, because there were 4 main ideas presented. (Please forgive my photography skills. They are very lacking...)
I started by showing them this poster:
I asked them what Faith is. After I got a few answers, I told them to listen to this song about Faith.
As I sang the song, I used the string behind the poster, to pull up the pictures out of their "boxes"
When I was finished, it looked like this.
Then, I pulled the pictures back down into their "boxes" and asked the kids what was in each "box". I was thrilled with their answers (and listening skills) when they used words and phrases from the song!
Then I called up volunteers to help pull the pictures out of the boxes as we sang the song. I love activities like this, that even the littlest kids can do.
Here is another poster I helped my mother-in-law make.
I love the blue!
TIP: use eyelets to help reinforce the holes, so they wouldn't rip
TIP: Put a piece of cardboard on the back of the poster, in between your string holes. This helps to keep the poster board from bending when you pul the string.
I made my boxes from a 6x6 square of scrapbook paper. Then I scored a line 1/2" inch on three sides, and then another 3/8" of an inch towards the outside of the box.
Cut out the two bottom corners, fold them over each other and glue.
This is what the "inside" of the box looks like.
Funny side note:
When I started this blog, my sister was just called as primary chorister.
Then, my Mother-in-law.
Then, my mom
(well, she's Stake Primary music leader, but ya know...same field..).
Then, My sister got released.
my other sister has just been called as primary chorister.